Sisters, LEGS at The Bartlett on 04/08/2017 08:00 PM PDT

Sisters, LEGS
The Bartlett
04/08/2017 08:00 PM PDT
$5.00 – $8.00
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SISTERS is an orchestra of two, and their togetherness is infectious. Within their first four shows, the Seattle duo opened for Allen Stone at Chateau Ste Michelle and played the inaugural Fisherman's Village Music Festival; within three months, their lead singles, Back 2 U and Buzzard, were licensed by Starbucks, and within their first year, they were bookeed at Sasquatch! Music Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and Capitol Hill Block Party. Their genre-gender-bending brand of indie pop isas endearing as it is virtuosic, as pointed out by Gelatinous Blog's Jared Brannan, who proclaimed, "It's honestly hard to fathom that the compositions these two generate can be performed with a sum total of 8 appendages and two voices. The quality of that astonishment [is] not lost upon the crowd, as each rawkus round of shouts and applause between songs [feels] like a celebration of profound technical musicianship." This is the togetherness of SISTERS, and everywhere they go, audiences, musicians, and critics alike are cheering their praise. Emily and Andrew first met while attending the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. A series of fateful decisions, largely made independently of one another, brought them both to the Pacific Northwest, where they danced proverbial circles around one another in various musical projects before ultimately coming together to form SISTERS in the spring of 2014. Quickly garnering attention as the new band to watch, SISTERS' style is the consummate blend of formal music training and bold creativity. They make an expansive sound, incorporating an array of instruments and often playing them simultaneously. "It's taking multi-tasking to the extreme," says Westman. "We want the audience to feel like they're watching a magic show." Marked by luscious harmonies, haunting melodies, and layered rhythmic patterns, Emily and Andrew cover more ground than should be possible for two musicians. Radiating the joy of playing music together, Seattle Gay Scene may have said it best: SISTERS is about "making music with your long lost best friend." With the excitement surrounding SISTERS reaching a fever pitch, their focus remains on building their future together. Amidst industry momentum, collaborations with national artists set for eminent release, and a lockbox full of polished recordings, a new world is unfolding, and they can't wait to share it with you…


If extroversion had a musical embodiment, it would be in the sounds and rhythms of Brooklyn newcomers LEGS. Blending modern indie pop with Stax-worthy hooks, they are a mobile cauldron of everything retro and cosmopolitan. LEGS was formed in 2013 by Seattle-based Tito Ramsey, his brother Jack, their childhood friend Charles Larson, and Ecuadorian brothers Juan Miguel and Herman Marin. Their self-titled EP attracted early press when their single "So Obvious" was featured in the 2014 film Obvious Child starring Jenny Slate and David Cross. Pitchfork ranked the Obvious Child soundtrack as one of the top six of the summer. Past shows have brought them to Quito, Guayaquil and Portoviejo (Ecuador), BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, The Wassaic Project in Upstate NY, the San Juan Islands, CMJ in New York, Timbrrr Winter Music Festival in Washington State, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in the Berkshires. Fall of 2015 will be occupied with a Pacific North West tour, with stops in Tacoma, Seattle, Indianola, Yakima, Olympia, in support of their debut album, Altitud. Wear your dancing shoes. Produced by Nick Stumpf (Caveman, Coke Weed) and tracked in Quito, Ecuador, their debut album, Altitud, represents a cohesive statement of collective musical vision developed over two years of touring and recording. At moments, the songs veer into asymmetrical art rock, with rises and falls that nod to Stop Making Sense. At others, they swing unapologetically into the great tradition of disco, with tishy hi-hats and soaring synth pads. LEGS is 100% guaranteed tomakeyou feel athletic, kinetic, sexy, benevolent, cosmopolitan, declamator, exotic, extroverted, hungry, naive, nocturnal, and possibly wry.

Venue Information
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99201